The Sorrows Of Young Werther
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- Languages:English (Original Language), English (Published)
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- Dimensions (in):9 x 6 x 0.3
- Publication Date:February 9, 2009
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This is an important novel of the Sturm und Drang period in German literature, and it also influenced the later Romantic literary movement.
The book made Goethe one of the first true international literary celebrities.
The majority of The Sorrows of Young Werther is presented as a collection of letters written by Werther, a young artist of highly sensitive and passionate temperament, and sent to his friend Wilhelm.
The Sorrows of Young Werther was Goethe's first major success, turning him from an unknown into a celebrated author practically overnight. Napoleon Bonaparte considered it one of the great works of European literature. He thought so highly of it that he wrote a soliloquy in Goethe's style in his youth and carried Werther with him on his campaigning to Egypt.
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